A woman was charged with the attempted murder of NYPD cops after allegedly hurling a Molotov cocktail into a marked, occupied police van in Brooklyn, authorities said.
The device did not ignite, and all of the officers got out of the van safely, police said.
Samantha Shader, 27, of Catskill, NY, tossed the incendiary device through a rear window of the van at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue around 10:40 p.m., police said.
Shader then allegedly bit an officer on the leg as she was taken into custody, police said.
She faces four counts of attempted murder of a police officer, attempted arson, assault on a cop, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Shader’s sister, Darian, 21, was also taken into custody after she allegedly tried to interfere with the arrest. She’s charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration, police said.
“We will NEVER tolerate this — EVER!” said Paul DiGiacomo, head of the Detectives Endowment Association, who slammed the sisters as “violent criminals.”
“In other incidents, cops were hit with bricks, brass knuckles, and bottles,” he said, promising that “in addition to ensuring the strongest possible criminal charges are filed against these vicious criminals, we will be bringing civil actions against any person who harms a detective.”
The women should not be allowed to “hide” under the label of protester, insisted PBA President Patrick Lynch.
“They are terrorists who tried to murder NYC police officers,” he said. “Every leader in this city should be speaking up to condemn these attacks and working with us to prevent more violence. Sadly, they are either silent or working against us.”